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Jennifer Catalan

Jennifer Catalan
Jennifer is the Digital and Creative Marketing Manager at East West Manufacturing. She loves making East West look good in the digital space! Prior to her role in Marketing, Jennifer managed the global logistics for East West.

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December 13, 2016

Are You Ready for Product Manufacturing?

Who doesn't love a good quiz?

Have a little fun and take our quiz to learn whether you're ready to move  into full scale product manufacturing.

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November 29, 2016

EC Motor vs PSC: Why Choose an ECM?

[Editor's note: As most readers of this blog already know, one of the legacies of President Obama's administration will be the enacting of new energy efficiency standards for the electric motors that run numerous appliances, both residential and commercial. Some of these standards are already in effect and the clock is ticking on compliance;...

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November 03, 2016

Product Manufacturing: Are You Ready?

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That idea that was scribbled on a napkin late one night or that popped in your head one morning in the shower is finally ready to come to life. You have discovered an amazing idea for a product and you’ve done some research. It’s clear this product needs to get in the hands of thousands, possibly millions of people....

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October 25, 2016

What is Design for Manufacturing or DFM?

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the method of design for ease of manufacturing of the assortment of parts that will form the product after assembly. DFM is primarily concerned with reducing overall part production cost and minimizing the complexity of manufacturing operations.

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September 22, 2016

Chinese New Year 2017 Order Deadline Calculator

Chinese New Year 2017 is quickly approaching. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2017 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

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August 11, 2016

East West Supply Chain Management: Who's Handling Your Cargo?

Looking at the photo below may bring the question to mind, "Who's handling my cargo?" If the answer is East West, you can breathe a sigh of relief because we have everything covered. East West Manufacturing is your end-to-end supply chain management solution.

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March 22, 2016

What's the Payback for Switching from Shaded Pole Motor to EC Motor?

There's been lots of buzz lately about EC motors (ECM) and why you should invest in them. But much like the switch from incandescent to CFL bulbs, some people are hesitant – they need convincing. Although their initial cost is higher, ECMs are supposedly more efficient, longer-lasting and will ultimately save you money. But what do these...

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October 06, 2015

Fun Chinese New Year Facts You Didn’t Know [Infographic]

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. We've reminded you to plan, plan, plan to avoid disruptions in your supply chain. We've even created an interactive order deadline calculator so you know your drop-dead date for ordering stock you'll need in February and March of 2016. Now let's look at the more FUN side of China's largest holiday...

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September 29, 2015

Chinese New Year 2016 Order Deadline Calculator

Chinese New Year 2016 is right around the corner. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2016 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

If you are an East West customer and have a question about CNY lead...

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August 13, 2015

Contract Manufacturing vs. Global Manufacturing [Infographic]

Are you looking to strategically partner with a manufacturer to transform your prototype into a product? You have several options – hopefully you aren't feeling too overwhelmed! Should you go the contract manufacturing route or the global manufacturing route? What is the difference, anyway? We made this infographic to make YOUR life easier. 

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